RE: Life in the Lab -- Fox and the Nobel Prize

Pim van Meurs (
Tue, 11 May 1999 21:23:18 -0700

I spent 2.5 years as a visiting professor at Southern Illinois University
and never heard a thing about Fox. However, as a physics graduate student at
Indiana University in Bloomington, I heard about Hermann Joseph Muller--1946
Nobel Laureate in Medicine for the discovery of the production of mutations
by means of X-ray irradiation. In my humble opinion an unambiguous creation
of life in a test tube would be orders of magnitude more important than
Muller's work. Where is the Nobel Prize for Fox??? In fact, I even called
a former colleague from SIU who spent many years there and he also had never
heard of Fox. I appreciate your input on this subject.

Nice strawmen dear Moorad. What is the problem are the real issue too hard to address >